9 Killed after Tourist Bus crashes into roadside Boulder in Karkala
Karkala: In a horrific accident 9 passengers including six men and 3 women were killed after a tourist bus crashed into the roadside boulder on Saturday, February 17.
The victims have been identified as employees of White Recorders, an IT company in Mysuru. The ill-fated tourist bus – DB Travels was coming from Horanadu to Udupi and hit a rock by the side of the road as the driver lost control over the wheels.
Those among deceased have been identified as Radaravi (22), Yogendra (21), Preetham Gowda (21), Basavaraj (22), Anagha (21), Sharol (21), Ranjitha (21), all from in and around Mysuru. The identity of the two other deceased was not immediately available.
While seven persons died on the spot, two others died on the way to hospital, it is said. There were 40 people on board when the tragedy happened.
The injured persons who are admitted in Kasturba hospital have been identified as Kavya (22), Kavya G N (19), Shalini (28), Preethi (21), all from Mysuru.
According to the primary reports, a private company of Mysore had organised a tour to Mangaluru and Chikkamagaluru. When the bus reached near Mulnur Ghat the driver lost control over the vehicle and crashed into the roadside boulder. Seven passengers died on the spot and two others breathed their last on the way to the hospital.
Rash driving is said to be the reason behind the accident. Udupi SP Vishnuvardhan rushed the spot and took steps to shift the injured to the hospital.